What do I do now!?

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  1. soupyjnr macrumors 6502

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    Hey guys,

    Just ordered a MacBook and I used a Visa card - but its coming up in my invoice I used a Mastercard... help!
     
  2. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    Shouldn't matter. Could you have selected the wrong menu option?

    VISA and MasterCard use different prefixes on their card numbers, so the number is unique and should go through either way. But you might want to ring up the seller (was it Apple?) and see if they want to update it.
     
  3. skyrider007 macrumors 65816

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    maybe someone with a mastercard paid for you :)

    joking aside, visa/master are pretty much the "same" anyway so i wouldn't worry too much unless there's a credit card fraud involved. i always use amex, but carry 2 visas just-in-case.
     
  4. soupyjnr thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Hey - Yeah I bought it off the Apple Higher Education Store. I may have selected Mastercard but Im not sure.

    UPDATE : I havnt recieved a confirmation email. So I went on and signed into my account on Apple and was greeted with this massive red sign saying they had not been able to recieve authorisation for my card so I edited my card info and it seems ok now - still no confirmation though... They wouldnt have charged be twice would they?
     
  5. skyrider007 macrumors 65816

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    Ofcourse not. Clearly your card issuer did not authorise the charge, so it shouldn't go through.
     
  6. soupyjnr thread starter macrumors 6502

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    OK Good - everything has been updated and its telling me my method of payment is Visa XXXX etc etc. How long will it take until the email comes through?
     
  7. skyrider007 macrumors 65816

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    When your order is dispatched you'll receive a confirmation email with a tracking number saying that your card has been charged bla blab la.
     
  8. soupyjnr thread starter macrumors 6502

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    OK Cool - Do I not recieved like a confirmation email or anything like that?
     
  9. skyrider007 macrumors 65816

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    Ah yeah, there should be one coming very soon. If not you can try calling them to confirm your oder.
     
  10. soupyjnr thread starter macrumors 6502

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    When I log into my account on www.apple.com/uk and goto Order Status, it comes up.... hopefully everything is ok... typical of me to balls up the order although Im guessin thats good it didnt go through last time - caused me less agro!
     
  11. scaredpoet macrumors 604

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    You should generally receive a confirmation e-mail shortly after your card charge goes through. It went pretty quickly for me (I placed two orders this month and got confirmation e-mails back right away, both times). If it doesn't happen soon, you might want to call up sales support and ask for a status from them.
     
  12. soupyjnr thread starter macrumors 6502

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    It seems to have gone through ok - its a debit card so they money should be taken out straight away... The money is in the account so hopefully its out by now - just woried because there is no confirmation email :(! Has anybody else had to wait ages on a confirmation
     
  13. skyrider007 macrumors 65816

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    nah, they only take your money when they actually dispatch the order
     
  14. soupyjnr thread starter macrumors 6502

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    UPDATE : Just looked at the Shipping Status and its now changed to 'Prepared for Shipment' - I take it this is a good thing.
     
  16. skyrider007 macrumors 65816

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    that's quick. you should get it by tuesday.
     
  17. soupyjnr thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Got the email - its being processed and is preparing for shipment :)! I ordered AppleCare - how will this be shipped?!
     
  18. skyrider007 macrumors 65816

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    with your MacBook. there's a paper with a registration code printed on inside the AppleCare box. you use that number to register AppleCare online
     
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    all mastercards start with a 5, and all visa with a 4... so i don't see how this error could have been made.
     
  21. soupyjnr thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Im not sure what happened... sorted now though!
     
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    Cool!

    Glad to hear. Enjoy your new MB when it arrives. :)
     
  23. soupyjnr thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I hope I liek it! First ever Apple computer - ive heard theyre good, hopefully they are :) and i can ditch windows!
     

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